In 1982, Fender revived an old guitar-string name for its new line of Japanese-made electric guitars. Thirty years later, Squier is almost as important to the company as the main Fender brand. This book tells the story of the millions of guitars produced with the Squier name in the years between that inauspicious birth and its glorious 30th anniversary. The book reveals the stories behind the original (and collectable) Japanese-made Squier Series models, the way that Fender has often been more adventurous and experimental with Squier, away from its protected main brand, and the famous musicians who have chosen to play Squier instruments, from Courtney Love and her Venus model to blink-182's Tom Delonge and his one-pickup/one-control signature Stratocaster. Full of the luscious pictures, absorbing narrative, and collector's data that characterise Bacon's bestselling instrument books, "Squier Electrics" is the only guide to one of the most popular guitar brands of recent times.